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Mourners created a makeshift memorial for murder victim Lin Jun near Concordia University in Montreal, where Lin studied computer science.
Montreal police have confirmed that the human hand and foot sent to schools in Vancouver, B.C. belonged to Lin Jun, the man who was killed and dismembered in May, cbc.ca reported.
Lin’s torso was found in a suitcase left in an alley behind a Montreal apartment building. His other hand and foot were sent to federal political parties in Ottawa, cbc.ca reported. Lin's head remains missing.
"We can confirm that the two body parts that were found in Vancouver, and the two body parts that were found in Ottawa come from the same body,” Montreal Police Commander Ian Lafrenière told Radio-Canada. He said DNA samples from Lin’s mother and father confirmed the body parts were his.
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Luka Rocco Magnotta has been charged in the murder of Jun Lin, a Chinese student.
Police suspect that Luka Rocco Magnotta (born Eric Newman), 29, killed Lin, a 33-year-old student from China who worked part-time at a convenience store, according to the Montreal Gazette. They believe Magnotta filmed the murder and dismemberment, then posted the footage online.
Montreal police say Magnotta filmed Lin's murder and posted it on a website specializing in gore. The video shows a man with an ice pick stabbing another naked, bound male. He also dismembers the corpse and performs sexual acts with it in what police called a horrifying video.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Star has reported that a Montreal high school teacher was suspended for showing students the video, which has circulated on gore sites throughout the web.
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